Veterans take on first responders in softball game
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Dreams have come true at Fenway before, and it has happened again.
“When I was in the hospital I did have a dream that I was watching a ball game and the pitcher on the mound was an amputee,” said Mike Dreyer, Boston Police Department.
Dreyer is an Air Force veteran and he lost part of his leg in an accident. But Monday night he really did pitch at Fenway.
“Being out here with fellow amputees, it’s an honor. Knowing they served in the military is a blessing,” said Dreyer.
The wounded warriors’ amputee team faced off against the Boston Marathon first responders. These national treasures took on local heroes at America’s most beloved ballpark and it made for a pretty good game.
“To be able to play for the first responders who were there that day, it’s gonna be an emotional time for us, and everybody,” said Sgt. Justin Feagin, an army veteran.
But everyone’s had their eye on the ball and there were bragging rights on the line.
“I’d put it on us,” said Feagin.
In the end, the Wounded Warriors won 28-11.